by Al Cimaglia
July 22, 2017
There will be a 12 race card at the Meadowlands tonight with a .50 Late Pick 4 sequence beginning in Race 7 that has a $50,000 guaranteed pool. Three-year old trotting fillies and colts will be showcased in Race 4 and Race 7 respectively in the Arthur Tompkins Memorial.
Leading pilots last night at the Big M were Brett Miller and Yannick Gingras, each had three winners. Trainer Jimmy Takter had a big night with four visits to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below for the Late Pick 4 are based on a fast track.
4-Dover Dan-Makes a rare start on a one mile-oval but has faced tough customers. Looks like a major player.
5-Southwind Cobra-Gets a favorable post in third start of the year. Burke should have him dialed on high for a big try.
1-To Beach His Own-Finds the rail at a more comfortable level. Looking for a big effort and is 10-1 in the ML.
2-Odds On Delray-Makes 4th start of year for the Alagna barn and has had excuses. Could be set for an aggressive try.
3-Beyond Delight-Classy 3-year old makes 2nd start after arriving from Mohawk. Program chalk looks like the one to beat.
3-Checkmate Time-Taking a swing with a Muscle Hill 3-year old making 2nd start after a layoff. Could pop at a square price.
5-Fine Tuned Lady-Winner of 8 of 18 lifetime is sharp and program favorite appears to deserve the billing.
7-Broadway Idole-Mostly toils on a 5/8's oval but best to not overlook as Tetrick steers for Jim Campbell.
8-Princess Aurora-Had a sharp qualifier but hasn't raced since 6/18. Will respect the Takter-Gingras connection.
4-Mcace Of Arts-Last 2 were on an off track. Thinking a dry track will improve chances and worth a long look with a 10-1 ML.
7-Bettor Chill Out-In from PcD, hasn't raced since 7-4. But now on favorite track, may blast out and surprise at a nice price.
8-Beach Club-Burke-Gingras program chalk looks ready to battle older. Best effort can take this field with the right trip.
.50 Late Pick 4
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